April 16, 2013
By Benét J. Wilson
You can’t fly anywhere without proper flight planning. Smartphone and tablet apps have simplified the process, covering everything from flight calculators to wind computers. Below are five apps that help pilots with flight planning. These are not endorsements of any app.
I thank all of you who have sent in Android apps. Please continue to send them, along with your iTunes recommendations, here. It’s the last call for aviation apps developers, since I’m planning a column with your apps next week. The complete list of apps I’ve highlighted since October 2012 is in AOPA’s online archive.
Safety and Education,
Wind and Gusts,
Interactive airspace alerts, notam organization, enhanced flight tracking, and expanded European coverage have been added with the latest release of Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR.
The newest TBM does 330 knots and goes 1,730 nautical miles--and it's in production now.
BendixKing has announced that it will end product support for its myWingMan electronic flight bag iPad app.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.